Nisse666 (7438) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle, Göteborg, Scotisch tasting 2010-02-06
AP: black beer brownish head AR/F:malt and whiskey, sweet vanilla fudge, a bit hollow vs the older ones, woody finish. Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
Thanks Beth101 for the bottle. Wish you were here to share it with me. Nice fruity aroma, quite a rich fell to it. Slight roasted malt hints. great deep black apperance with an off white head. Nice smooth texture. Fruity, malt and liquorice flavours. Nice texture. Very easy to drink for its strength. As it warms, chocolate and coffee start to come through. Very nice tasty ale. ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Sept. 2007 vintage
Pours a pitch black with a thin head. Aroma is sweet, with dark fruit, brown sugar, whiskey, and some wood notes. The flavor is stronger on the whiskey and wood, and weaker on the sweetness, with some hoppy bitterness still after 2+ years. The aroma and flavor together make for nice complexity when sipping. The mouthfeel is a little lighter than expected from the color and style, but not unpleasant. Overall, an impressive idea and a good beer. Defreni (3227) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2010
Flaske: Mørkebrun næsten uigennemsigtig øl med et flot tæt lysebrunt skumhoved. Tovværk og en smule røg i duften sammen med en god gang chokolade. Smagen er igen utrolig velafbalanceret imellem en sød base af chokolade og en god del røg og tovværk. Superlækker øl, og en af de bedste whisky fadlagret øl jeg har smagt. Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle at home, 25th Jan 2010. Pours a velvety extremely dark brown with a small tan head. Releases a lovely woody, toffeeish whisky aroma when swirled. In the mouth you get dark chocolate, brown sugar, a hint of liquorice and just the right amount of whisky undertone. It’s very balanced and very drinkable for a 8% beer. Very moreish aftertaste, I found myself wishing it came in bigger bottles!
Alphadelic (2237) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2010
An excellent dark fruit and roast malt nose leads inexorably into an almost purely whisky flavour. It is thick and smooth but terribly dry. Almost too dry and almost too whisky-y. You know what I mean. larsniclas (7078) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2010
Botlled from Systembolaget
Black with a medium, creamy beige head.
Dark and roasted. Pretty sweet. Light oak-notes with a vinous touch. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2011 2010-11-19, 8-5-8-4-16=41markdredge (50) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2010
It pours a black color with glorious creamy brownish head. The aroma of the dark ale is complemented by tones of glueish alcohol, the whisky. It has a good body structure, yet the mouthfeel is not sticky; flavor of roasted malts, dark caramel, dark chocolate. The final shows at first elegant single malt whisky notes, then the roasted malts; quite dry. Probably one of the beers where the whisky has the best presence. Elegant and powerful.
2009-04-23, bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, 7-4-8-3-15=37
Black color; big head. Mild cask and smoke aroma, caramel. Medium body strength, quite smooth mouthfeel, with a good combination of caramel, chocolate malt and light smoke, a touch of whisky. In the end there is some more chocolate malt. Balanced, but sometimes a bit empty, mainly the final (weak), without vibes.
Near-opaque black. Chocolatey, roasty, nutty, smoky. Lots of dried fruit in there, a wood-savoury edge from the barrel, swirls of smoke. Very nice. I tried this alongside the whisky too to compare the two - that was a fun experiment! Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle. Black with small beige head. Dark roasted coffee and dark premium chocolate. Vanilla. Sweet liquorice. Dry after taste. Medium body. Overall a nice beer, maybe a bit too expensive.